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Monday, April 17, 2017
SOFTBALL WLC throws combined no-hitter

Lexi Balam started off her sophomore season with a bang. The Warriors’ pitcher now sports No. 24, and the former owner, Ally Schwab, must have left some power behind, as Balam socked her first career over-the-fence homer against Hinsdale on Wednesday.

Balam started the game on the mound and threw four innings of no-hit ball with eight strikeouts. With WLC up 13-0, Jaden Lemay came in and closed out the fifth for a win and a combined no-hitter.

“It was a good game for us to start the season,” said head coach Denny Claire. “Now, to go from that game to Sunapee is quite a change.”

The Warriors hosted the Lakers, the power of DIV, on Friday. Balam pitched well again, allowing six hits in seven innings with one earned run and five strikeouts.

At the plate, WLC could only manage two hits — a two-run double by Balam and a single by Kaitlin LoVerme. The Warriors made 12 errors and lost 11-3.

WLC (1-1) plays at Newmarket (2-1) Tuesday at 4 p.m. and hosts PCA Dover (2-0) Wednesday, also at 4.